Wulfs come from behind to win

MIDLAND LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION

SATURDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER 2019

AFC WULFRUNIANS V HIGHGATE UNITED

 

AFC Wulfrunians welcomed Highgate United to the CKW Stadium with both teams languishing in the lower half of the table and both needing to kick start their seasons with a win.

 

As in recent games, Wulfs started slowly and a very lively Highgate side went ahead in the fourth minute with Lei Brown turning in a cross at the far post.

 

The first half continued with Highgate on the front foot although they created no further clear chances.

 

AFC just could not get their game going in the first half and failed to test the “stand in” Highgate keeper. The first half was punctuated by many petty fouls and at best could be described a “scrappy”.

 

HALF TIME: AFC Wulfrunians 0 Highgate United 1

 

The management team clearly did their job during the interval as Wulfs started the second half on the front foot showing far more enterprise.

 

It came as no surprise when Wulfs netted the equaliser on sixty one minutes with Chris Sterling forcing home a low ball in by Ash Evans after he had been put clear down the left by Chris Knight.

 

From here on it was all AFC, Jumaane Meggoe fired them ahead just two minutes later after the ‘keeper had spilt a cross.

 

Four minutes later Jumaane Meggoe grabbed his second and Wulfs’ third to put daylight between the two sides, a crazy six minutes which could be season defining for Wulfs.

 

AFC easily saw the game out to gain the three points which moves them into the top half of the table.

 

The recent impressive displays has led to back to back league wins and a buoyant dressing room, which looks promising for the rest of the season.

 

There is no game next Saturday, but we travel to near neighbours Lye Town on 21st September for what is normally a close encounter.

 

FULL TIME: AFC Wulfrunians 3 Highgate United 1